I didn't know I had the Thal trait it until recently, and was active enough my whole childhood - got plenty of fresh air and sunshine, and rarely ate junk food. With what I know now about thal trait, that wholesome childhood probably made a difference in my experiencing few symptoms. I was an avid biker. I couldn't run long distance or laps very well but I could sprint! I was on my high school swim team (not the fastest), I was a star student in college and graduated law school. I married and had a very healthy pregnancy and a beautiful, daughter. It wasn't until my pre-teen daughter started complaining of fatigue and feeling faint and she got tested that I found out that she had Thal trait, so I got tested and found that I had it too. My point is that sometimes knowing puts you at a psychological disadvantage. You start doing less and expecting less, and you start blaming every symptom and shortcoming on Thal trait. Teens do tend to experience the most symptoms, because (I think) their red blood count hasn't caught up with their physical growth yet -- like kids who wet the bed because the bladder has not grown at the rate of the rest of the body. The key is to really take care of yourself and do what is generally recommended for optimum health - regularly eat oxygenating green leafy vegetables and foods with folate or folic acid as found in wheat germ and orange juice; never neglect sleep and take that nap if you need to; take a good food-based multivitamin (but not megadoses because our blood can't handle that); exercise in moderation and build up stamina very slowly, listen to your body and address other vitamin deficiencies or health issues you may have. If Pete Sampras can win 14 Grand Slam titles with Thal trait, I know we can all accomplish what we want to do with our lives regardless of the adjustments we may have to make to be at our personal best.
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1 Response Jan 27, 2015

What are the symptoms your daughter have? I wonder is it is similar to mine.